If you had one sip of eggnog 10 years ago and proclaimed it disgusting, lemme finish. While real-deal eggnog is thick and rich, omitting the cream and eggs (yes, we get the irony) is actually the key to nailing this drink. These dairy-free nogs and nog-based eats are the quickest way to feel festive during the so-called most wonderful time of the year. Not feeling so holly-jolly this season? We love this blogger’s advice on how to get through the holidays: “It’s at the bottom of a glass filled with eggnog and straight up brandy. Drink up.”
The easiest dairy-free eggnog recipe is right here (you’re welcome): Simply mix almond milk, light coconut milk, maple syrup, and spices in a saucepan, then reduce until slightly thickened. Serve with cookies and friends on the side.
Soaked cashews and mushy ripe bananas make a thick base for this nog ice cream. While a triple scoop will get the job done, why not smash that spiced ice cream between two freshly baked gingersnap cookies? Why not, indeed.
For those who’d rather slice into their nog, listen up: Grab a bottle of vegan eggnog and turn it into custard pie (hell to the yeah!). Since this is a cold custard, the filled pie doesn’t have to be baked—however, make sure you let the pie chill for a full 12 hours before throwing it in the freezer for its final firming stage. We promise it’s worth the wait.
We can’t think of a winter breakfast more festive than these eggnog pancakes. Sweet with bananas (and your favorite vegan eggnog, duh), we think the best way to enjoy these pancakes is to make as many batches as we have eggnog recipes. Brb, we’re heating up the griddle.
Raw vegan… eggnog? Oh yes, it’s possible. Plus, this version takes about 30 seconds from ingredients to sip. Blend rich pecans with fat dates, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Extra points if you use a cinnamon stick as a straw.
For an uber-creamy dairy-free eggnog, soak cashews overnight until soft. Blend with rich coconut milk, maple syrup, and dates—and a pinch of salt to balance all that cream and sweet. Add a three-second pour of brandy, and you’re good to go.
Eggnog for breakfast? Yes please! Mix your favorite eggnog recipe into a pan of nutty steel-cut oats, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Cook until creamy, then serve with your favorite oatmeal toppings—and another glug of eggnog, obviously.